What's This Tao All About?

A lighthearted Taoism podcast hosted by a Tao Master and curious writer.

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Show 29 — Chuang Tzu and Indoctrinating Your Kids

Our show opens with a discussion about indoctrinating children into Taoism. Later, Dr. Totton and Tod crack open Chuang Tzu’s Inner Chapters to talk about his thoughts on what it means to be the “True Man.”

Show 28 — Tao Te Trump

The election of Donald Trump as president of the U.S. has sent shock waves though the world. So Dr. Totton and Tod share the Taoist perspective on political upheaval while working to better understand the Trump voter.

Show 21 — Chapters 16 and 14

Our show begins with an apology for a mishap that screwed up the audio on show 21. In this episode, Dr. Totton and Tod take on two very important chapters from the Tao Te Ching, 14 and 16. They also discuss how to develop empathy, dealing with difficult people, and an odd experience Tod had while reading the Tao Te Ching.

Show 11 – Immortality and Star Wars

The show opens with some musings about the similarities between The Force in Star Wars and the Tao. Later, Dr. Carl Totton disucusses his journey to become a Taoist priest. The show ends with a talk about the concept of immortality in Taoism and a discussion on Chapter 16.

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Show 9 – The Uncarved Block and Chapter 57

Are there hard-set rules to being a practicing Taoist? What is Pu? What style of governing is most beneficial to the people? These questions and much more are answered on episode nine of What’s This Tao All About?

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Episode 6 — God?

The show opens with some thoughts on the nature of the universe: is it friendly or hostile? Later we delve into a discussion of how the concept of god fits into the Taoist philosophy. The show closes with Dr. Carl’s thoughts on Chapter 5 of the Tao Te Ching.

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Epiosode 4 — Meditation

We open the show speculating whether some of the greatest minds of the last century were secretly Taoists. Later, Dr. Carl discusses mediation and we end with a break down of Chapter Three of the Tao Te Ching.

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Episode 2 – Busy Brags vs. the Art of Non-Doing

Our show opens with a discussion about the perils of the persistent business pervasive in modern society. Later, Dr. Carl Totton discusses the Taoist principal of wu-wei or the “art of non-doing.” The show ends with a break down of Chapter Two of the Tao Te Ching, a rumination on appreciating polarity and mutual arising.

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Episode 1 — The First Step

Our journey begins with an overview of the Tao, which proves a little challenging because, of course, “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.” Then we get to know Dr. Carl and Tod and find out how they became interested in Taoism. Later, we take a look at Chapter one of the “Tao Te Ching.”

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